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Davis Square Neighborhood Plan Comment Period Extended to 8/30
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Davis Square Neighborhood Plan Comment Period Extended to 8/30

The Davis Square Neighborhood Plan comment period has been extended to allow additional input from community members. Comments will now be accepted...

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Data Download with Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone
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Data Download with Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone

(The opinions and views expressed in the commentaries and letters to the Editor of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors and do not...

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City passes updated Tree Preservation Ordinance
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City passes updated Tree Preservation Ordinance

Chris Dwan is the co-chair of the Urban Forestry Committee and worked with city councilors on the ordinance which goes into effect August 1. A ...

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War Memorial and playground planned for Central Hill Campus
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War Memorial and playground planned for Central Hill Campus

Development plans for the Central Hill campus area are being finalized in preparation for a spring 2020 start. By Erin Nolan Community members...

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Newstalk – July 31
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Newstalk – July 31

The city wants to hear ideas from young people about the future of Somerville. Teens are invited to share their thoughts and concerns about...

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Two income-restricted rental units available at 3 Ward Street in Somerville
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Two income-restricted rental units available at 3 Ward Street in Somerville

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development (OSPCD), in collaboration with Block Properties, LLC are...

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Former railway substation transformed into office and residential space
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Former railway substation transformed into office and residential space

School Street is familiar to many residents as it is well-traversed, connecting the Winter Hill, Central Hill, and Union Square neighborhoods. It's...

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Somerville positions itself as region’s next world-class tech hub
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Somerville positions itself as region’s next world-class tech hub

Phase one includes three buildings and an open space. Completion will coincide with the opening of the Union Square Green Line MBTA stop in 2021 –...

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Newstalk – July 17
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Newstalk – July 17

Community Meeting: A Cultural District for East Somerville, at Cross Street Center, 165 Broadway, July 18 at 6:00 p.m. Would East Somerville...

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Letter to the Editor – July 14
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Letter to the Editor – July 14

(The opinions and views expressed in the commentaries and letters to the Editor of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors and do not...

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Somerville residents will benefit when Planning Board acts on Union Square revitalization
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Somerville residents will benefit when Planning Board acts on Union Square revitalization

(The opinions and views expressed in the commentaries and letters to the Editor of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors and do not...

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Newstalk – July 3
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Newstalk – July 3

The publisher and staff of The Somerville Times wishes everyone a happy and safe 4th of July. As a reminder, city offices will be closed for...

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Healey Schoolyard Design Community Meeting
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Healey Schoolyard Design Community Meeting

Please join the Somerville Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development and Ward 4 Alderman Jesse Clingan on Tuesday evening, July 9,...

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Bills Come Due
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Bills Come Due

(The opinions and views expressed in the commentaries and letters to the Editor of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors and do not...

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A system gravely out of balance
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A system gravely out of balance

(The opinions and views expressed in the commentaries and letters to the Editor of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors and do not...

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Union Square developer unveils new plan for open space
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Union Square developer unveils new plan for open space

Our View of the Times - June 26 At the June 13 Planning Board meeting, the developers behind the revitalization of Union Square shared their...

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Somerville Community Growing Center Reopens
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Somerville Community Growing Center Reopens

Ribbon cutting at the reopening celebration~Photo by Mark Hoffman The Somerville Community Growing Center celebrated its reopening last Saturday...

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Good Food For All – Creating a more inclusive farmers market
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Good Food For All – Creating a more inclusive farmers market

Good Food for All is a week-long, community campaign returning to Union Square from June 22-29. More than 35 local businesses and 10+ market...

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City consultant questions feasibility of underground parking for first phase of Union Square project
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City consultant questions feasibility of underground parking for first phase of Union Square project

Last week, at the Visiting Nurse Association of Eastern Massachusetts on Lowell Street in Somerville, the city's Planning Board convened to hear...

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Marianne Walles launches campaign for mayor of Somerville
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Marianne Walles launches campaign for mayor of Somerville

Our View of the Times - June 12 On June 6, Marianne Walles turned in 300 nomination petition signatures, 50 more than the required number. She is...

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Data Download with Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone
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Data Download with Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone

(The opinions and views expressed in the commentaries and letters to the Editor of The Somerville Times belong solely to the authors and do not...

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Arriving today!
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Arriving today!

Disclaimer: at no time would I ever take lightly the importance of support groups. There's lots of support and service groups available. I go to AA...

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Students address gentrification at Somerville City Council meeting
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Students address gentrification at Somerville City Council meeting

Four Somerville girls presented their views on rising rents and gentrification in the city to the City Council at their latest meeting last...

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Proposed bike path on Powderhouse Boulevard
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Proposed bike path on Powderhouse Boulevard

Bluntly Speaking by Ross E. Blouin, Publisher The Somerville Times A large group of property owners in Ward 7 showed up for the Wednesday night...

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SCES Housing Specialist speaks at NERSC Conference
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SCES Housing Specialist speaks at NERSC Conference

Kristin Bell specializes in helping older adults find housing that fits their needs, and she recently shared some of her expertise as a featured...

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How the City of Somerville is struggling to meet its own ambitious ‘open space’ goals
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How the City of Somerville is struggling to meet its own ambitious ‘open space’ goals

The City of Somerville has been focused on increasing open space for years, but the issue is coming into focus now more than ever before: The city...

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Somerville seeks residents to serve on Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change
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Somerville seeks residents to serve on Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change

The City of Somerville is seeking applications from Somerville residents to serve on the Mayor's Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change (CEUCC...

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US2 names Cranshaw Construction for early phase construction of its mixed-use development in Union Square
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US2 names Cranshaw Construction for early phase construction of its mixed-use development in Union Square

Union Square Station Associates (US2) announced today that it has selected Cranshaw Construction of Newton, MA for early phase construction for the...

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Somerville residents and businesses team up to celebrate river herring
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Somerville residents and businesses team up to celebrate river herring

Come run with the herring- literally! Join the Mystic River Watershed Association and twenty-one Somerville residents, on Saturday, May 18, to...

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Applications Available for Fiscal Year 2020 Community Preservation Act Funding
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Applications Available for Fiscal Year 2020 Community Preservation Act Funding

An estimated $900,000 available for historic resources and open space/recreation land projects Applications for this coming fiscal year’s Community...

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